My Greek kitty crew

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Little Soul


I've always been fascinated by butterflies. There's such a delicate ephemeral quality about them that makes them just intriguing to watch. They are there for a brief moment... and then they're off again. Curiously the Greek word for ephemeral (ephemeros) literally means "lasting only one day". Well, some butterflies lives for about a week and some up to nine months.

In Russia they're called 'babochka' or 'little soul'. The ancient Greeks called butterflies 'Psyche' which also means 'soul.' And I find there is a very soulful frequency about butterflies. They often appear in moments of quiet solitude like a kind of 'something' you thought you saw out the corner of your eye.

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